INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ................................................................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes.................................................................................................................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual .................................................................. 58 6 ................................................. 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ......................... 27 Setting the Date and Time..................................................... 55 x Image Playback.............. 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting........................ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ................................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery .................................................................. 4 Chapters ........ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 35 Basic Operation .............................................................. 29 Selecting the Interface Language............................................ 49 2 Shooting Portraits.................................................................. 12 Quick Start Guide ................................................................................................. 46 1 Full Auto Techniques.... 26 Turning on the Power ....................................................................................................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .......................................................... 5 Contents at a Glance......................................................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer..........................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List......................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations .......................................................................... 10 Handling Precautions ....... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects...................... 14 Nomenclature ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash................................. 40 Formatting the Card........................................................................................................................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card .................................................................................. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery....................................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ..............................

......................................................................................................................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ......................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash .................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode...................................................................97 A FE Lock..........................................................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style.........96 A AE Lock .........................99 2 White Balance Correction.................................................................................................................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style .............................................94 Setting the Color Space .83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE.....................................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing....................................................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style .............................................................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ............................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ..............78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ................106 7 .................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ............................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE...............................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .........................................................................................................................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure.......................................................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.........................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...........103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer......................................................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point .............................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ..68 MF: Manual Focusing .....................................70 j Using the Self-timer ................

.................................................................................. 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ...................................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color................................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time........................................................................................ 111 Using AF to Focus ................................................................. 124 Shooting Function Settings .............................. 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ............................................................................... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ...................... 139 File Numbering Methods ................................... 164 8 ................................. 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly................ 142 B Checking Camera Settings......................................................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor .......... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ..... 160 k Playing Movies ............................. 158 b Rotating the Image . 138 Silencing the Beeper .................................................................. 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ......................................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies .................................................................................................. 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 138 Setting the Image Review Time ............................................................................................................................................. 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning .................................................... 138 Card Reminder .............................................. 156 u/y Magnified View ............................................. 113 Focusing Manually...................................... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ........................................................................ 146 Setting the Flash ..........................................................

................................225 Index ..........................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image .....................................................212 System Map ........183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ........................................................167 K Protecting Images ..........................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ...................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions .....204 External Speedlites ..................................................................................................170 L Erasing Images ...................................................................................................................................................................................224 Specifications ...........................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide...............................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu .............202 Using a Household Power Outlet ...........................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ...............................................171 B Shooting Information Display ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ........................................................................................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information........................................................190 Custom Function Settings ............................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)..............173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ............................................................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.....................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes...........................218 Error Codes..........................................................................................................................................................................................................210 Menu Settings ................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................176 wPrinting..........................................................

50.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .46.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.45 . 62.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.71 (j Self-timer) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p. 53.

139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.170 (K Image protect) p.58 (x Playback) p.53.156 (H Index display) p.171 (L Delete) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.72 (73.175 (Direct printing) 11 . 1) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.72 (76. 83.167 (Video OUT) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.68 (S AF point selection) p.

Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. remove the lens. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. 12 . If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. dry. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. and focusing screen. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. test all its functions before using it. For stubborn dirt. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. reflex mirror. If there is condensation. viewfinder. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. If the camera will not be used for an extended period.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. Even while the camera is in storage. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. If condensation forms on the camera. do not use the camera. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. card and battery from the camera. To prevent condensation. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. This is to avoid damaging the camera. well-ventilated location. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. If you accidentally drop the camera into water.

Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. are not a malfunction. Although this is not a malfunction. physical shock. Store the card in a case. 13 . Do not store the card in hot. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0.99% effective pixels. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. or humid locations. Do not subject it to excessive force. or vibration. dusty. etc. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. However. speakers. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. the camera may become hot.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. or magnet. It will return to normal at room temperature. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.. Live View shooting. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. bend.01% or less pixels. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. note the following: Do not drop. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. or wet the card. In low or high temperatures. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. They do not affect the images recorded. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns.

(p.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. see page 29.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. Set the power switch to <1>.26) To charge the battery. insert it into the slot. (p. (p. (p. Attach the lens.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p. . see page 24.

37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. on the LCD monitor.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. see “Erasing Images” (p. 2 sec. and the camera will focus the subject. To display the image again. Take the picture. If necessary. (p.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.58). 15 . Review the picture. (p.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). (p. see page 107. Press the shutter button halfway. the built-in flash will popup automatically. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. (p.171). Focus the subject. To delete an image. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. press the <x> button (p.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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120) Focus mode switch (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.35) Contacts (p.33) 21 .33) Contacts (p.33) Zoom position index (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.231) Zoom position index (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.231) Zoom ring (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.69.33) Zoom ring (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.13) Lens mount index (p.34) Hood mount (p.69.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.35) Lens mount index (p.34) Focusing ring (p.

24). Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.205). Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.

attach the battery securely.10°C / 43°F . As shown in the illustration. 24 .50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). the full-charge lamp will turn green. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. When the battery is fully recharged. For safety reasons. To detach the battery. follow the above procedure in reverse. 2 Attach the battery. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. It takes approx.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow.

After recharging the battery. 25 . If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. When not using the camera. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. a small amount of power current is released. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Even during storage. Purchase a new battery. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. remove the battery. If necessary.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Doing so can damage the battery charger.

1 Open the battery compartment cover. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 26 . Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. 2 Insert the battery. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.until it snaps shut. Otherwise. the hinge might break. Insert the battery until it locks in place. be careful not to swing it back further. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. To prevent short circuiting. After opening the battery compartment cover.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. the battery Insert the end with contacts. 3 Close the cover.

139). Even during the sensor cleaning. see page 29 to set the date/time.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. To turn on the camera again. <1> : The camera turns on. Set to this position when not using the camera. the <f> icon might not be displayed. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. This is normal and not a problem. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.37). you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. During the sensor cleaning.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. just press the shutter button halfway (p. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval.. the LCD monitor will display <f>. [Recording .37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. 27 . the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.

550 shots Approx. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. For battery life with Live View shooting. x : Battery level is slightly down. 270 shots with 50% flash use. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. the number of possible shots may be lower. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. Depending on the lens used. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. • Using the LCD monitor often. but adequate power remains. 470 shots without flash use and approx. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 470 shots Approx. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. no Live View shooting. see page 109. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. n : Battery must be recharged. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 28 . the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx.

Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. The date/time will be set. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu.to select the the <U> key date or time number. Be sure to set the correct date/time. then press <0>. 1 Display the menu. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. set the date/time again. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. Press the <V> key to set the number. the 3 SetPress date and time. the date/time might be reset. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time].) setting. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. the [6] tab. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. then press <0>. Press then press <0>. 29 . If this happens. (Returns to b. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Under 2 Time].

tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. the the <V> key to select language. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top).3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. the 3 SetPress desired language. 30 . then press <0>. The interface language will change.

ISO speed.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). When you set the power switch to <1>. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.138). Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. image-recording quality.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. 3 Close the cover. the card. etc. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. 31 . Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover.

use a different card. If the error persists. remove and reinstall the card. • Removing the battery. Gently in the The card will stick out. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. the 2 Remove pushcard. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. 32 . Set the power switch to <2>. being erased. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. If the card already contains recorded images. Pull the card straight out. • Shaking or banging the camera around.42).” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. never do any of the following.140). the image number might not start from 0001 (p. Doing so may damage the image data. card. then close the cover.. • Opening the card slot cover. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. Make sure the access lamp is off. Check that “Recording.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. then let go. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. or data is being transferred. then open the cover. It may also damage the card or camera.. The card may then return to normal.

do it in a place with minimal dust. Red index lens. 4 Remove the front lens cap. 33 . Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. autofocus will not operate. lens. When storing the camera without a lens attached. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus).

do it before focusing.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. Doing so may cause loss of vision. do not touch the rotating part. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.9 mm / 0. then detach it. If you want to zoom. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.59 in. Image sensor size (22. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.3 x 14.94 in.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.) 34 .6x. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers.88 x 0. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens.42 x 0. Turn the lens until it stops.

35 .6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically.5-5. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. However.6 IS lens as an example. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.5-5. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. The Image Stabilizer will operate. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>.5-5. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. picture. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

see page 107. sold separately) is recommended. 3. To maintain a stable stance. place one foot in front of the other. 6. 2. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 4. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. 36 . Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 5. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images.

To prevent camera shake. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. and image recording. You can press the shutter button halfway. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. Even during the menu display. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. image playback. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. then slowly press the shutter button completely. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). It can cause blurred pictures. 37 . the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.

The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 1 Display the Quick Control screen.72). Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. the 2 SetPress desired setting. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. you can select certain drive modes (p. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. the the <S> key to select function to be set. When the shooting settings are displayed. This is called the Quick Control screen. 38 . Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. press the <Q> button.

You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.80) Shutter speed (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.72) Picture Style (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.103) Drive mode (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.62) Highlight tone priority* (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).75) White balance (p. <0> 39 .70) Metering mode (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.86) AF mode (p.99) ISO speed (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. select the function and press <0>.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.20) Image-recording quality (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.

While looking at the LCD monitor. date/time. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 .3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. use the <M> button. etc. and <0> button on the camera back. <S> cross keys.

Press the <M> button to display the menu. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. 5 SetPress desired set it. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. A list of menu functions is on page 212. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. the setting. item. tab. <0> to setting. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. then press <0>. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. 41 . 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 4 Select the setting.) The current setting is indicated in blue.

the menu will reappear. format the card with the camera. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. select [Format]. For low-level formatting. Under the [5] tab. 1 Select [Format]. then select [OK]. Select [OK]. before formatting the card. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. If necessary. then press <0>. 42 . When the formatting is completed.. Even protected images will be erased. 2 Format the card.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. transfer the images to a computer. When the card is formatted. then The card will be formatted. all images and data in the card will be erased. press <0>. etc.

You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Then format the card with the camera. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. Even in this case. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. The card is full with images or data. 43 . When discarding the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. A card-related error is displayed (p. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. only the file management information is changed.224). normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. The actual data is not completely erased. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. When the card is formatted or data is erased.

press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button.17. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. Appears when you press the <x> button. If this happens. menu screen. the display-off sensor (p. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. In such a case. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. the LCD monitor might turn off. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. If a fluorescent light is nearby. etc. 44 . the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. image.

Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images.103). With the Basic Zone modes. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. Ba si cZ one 45 .210). It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. Also. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations.

on the LCD monitor. the built-in flash will popup automatically. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. At the same time. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. Focus confirmation light picture. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 3 Focus the subject. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. and generally the closest object will be focused. If the built-in flash has popped up. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. halfway. you can push it back down with your fingers. 46 . The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. If necessary. All the AF points will be used to focus.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark.. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. use a macro lens (sold separately). A simple background makes the flower. the built-in flash will fire. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. use the telephoto end.8ft>. Some lenses have indications such as <40.25m/0. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. 52 . With a zoom lens. move away from the subject. Under low light. etc. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. stand out better. If you are too close to the subject. If you have a zoom lens. Move to the subject as close as possible. To make small things appear much larger.

53 . press the shutter button completely. continuous shooting (max. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. Hold the camera steady and shoot. During autofocusing. approx. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. Use the center AF point to focus. If focus cannot be achieved. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. 3. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. When you want to take the picture. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. the beeper will continue beeping softly.) and autofocusing will take effect. use the <5> (Sports) mode.7 shots per sec. If you hold down the shutter button.

Also. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. If the self-timer is also used. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken.4 feet from the camera. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). 54 . use a tripod to prevent camera shake.4 feet from the camera. When using a zoom lens. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. Under low light.

the the <S> key to select function to be set. color tone (Picture Style). the 3 SetPress desired setting. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. depth of field. 55 . etc.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. picture. to select You can <S> key the function (7). The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. However. * CA stands for Creative Auto. see page 56-57. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. the image-recording quality. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. For details about each function.

Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. If you move it toward the right. When flash is used. the picture will look darker. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. <D> (Flash on). 56 .C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). the picture will look brighter. the background might not look so blurred. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you want to blur the background. it will not be applied. If you set <b> (Flash off). the background will look more in focus. If you move it toward the right. the background will look more blurred. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left.

By pressing <0>. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. the set number of shots is taken continuously. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. * By pressing <0>. (p.. 57 . Remote control shooting is also possible (p.7 frames per second (fps). (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. (5) Single. landscapes. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. or black-and-white photos. continuous. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos.204). <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes.71. you can set it for portraits.

press the <Z> key. 58 . For more details on the playback procedure. 1 Playback the image. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. the last captured image will be displayed. press the <Y> key. When you press the <x> button. the display format will change. image.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. see page 155. Each time you press the <B> button.

you can set various functions and be more creative. * <d> stands for Program. to prevent spoiled shots. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. 3 59 . In the <d> (Program AE) mode. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes.

d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 4 Take the picture. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 2 Focus the subject. This is called Program AE. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. Then press the shutter button halfway. 60 .

Program shift is not possible with flash. drive mode. In very low light or very bright light.62) or use the built-in flash (p. either increase the ISO speed (p.62) or use flash (p. as shown in the figure. the program shift will be canceled.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. many functions such the AF mode.210). built-in flash. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. The program can be shifted. You can freely set the AF mode. In bright light (4000 22). To match the subject and ambient lighting level. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. In low light (30" 3.5). you can change the ISO speed (p.64). 61 . the built-in flash will not fire automatically. drive mode. So under low light. After you take the picture.64). The functions you can set are limited. and other functions (p. decrease the ISO speed. With <d>. In the <d> mode.

62 .63). the ISO speed is set automatically (p. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. the ISO speed. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. In the Basic Zone modes. With “AUTO” selected. noise (banding.) may appear.Fn)] menu. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.Fn)] menu. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.63). In the [7 Custom Functions (C.1600 1600 .400 400 . if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. etc. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the farther the flash range will be (p.6400 (p. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .6400.194). H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.64). dots of light.192). 1 Press the <Z> button.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.

As indicated below. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. 800. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. 63 . ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. When “AUTO” is set.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. Therefore. 200.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. select [ISO Auto]. 1600. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. the ISO speed will be set within this range. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. Under the [y] tab. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. then press <0>. or 3200. in the image’s shooting information. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. However.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . then press <0>. Select the ISO speed. 400. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100.

15 1 .6.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 1 . Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 . While the flash is recycling.5 .5-5.5 .5 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.17 1 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5 .24 1 .43 1 .1/200 sec.61 1 .5 .5 / 3.5 / 3.69 1 .5 .5 .5 / 3. button halfway. 1 Press the <D> button. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit. . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.2.9. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3. picture. low light. In the <d> mode.7.22 1 .138 [Approx. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.19 / 3.3. or backlit conditions in daylight.49 1 .5 .6 IS lens 64 .21 / 3.12 1 .11 / 3.5 .11 1 .5 / 3.5-5.5 .15 / 3.5 . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .7.26 / 3.42 / 3.31 1 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.34 1 .13 / 3.5 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5 / 3.97 1 .5 / 3. the flash will fire for the picture.5 .5 .5 .30 / 3. In Creative Zone modes.3.5 / 3.4.5 / 3.5 .5.

Then when you press the shutter button completely. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. the picture will be taken. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. then press <0>. decrease the ISO speed. take the picture after this display turns off. For flash photography. For important shots. you can extend the flash range. In bright light.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. then press <0>. or when you go closer to the subject. when the room is well lit.]. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. For best results. 65 . If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>.3 feet away from the subject. select [Red-eye reduc. decrease the ISO speed. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. when you press the shutter button halfway. Under the [1] tab. When you press the shutter button halfway. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. By increasing the ISO speed. Select [Enable]. increase the ISO speed.

and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. 66 . the focus will be locked.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. 2 Press mode] will appear. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. When you press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. 4 Focus the subject. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved.86). You can then recompose the shot if desired. In the Basic Zone modes. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. With evaluative metering (p. then press <0>. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. the camera will focus only once. the <ZE> button. 1 On the lens. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.

the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. the beeper will sound softly. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light.68) is automatic. Also. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. With AI Servo AF. During autofocusing. However. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. If this occurs. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. if the subject starts moving. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. 67 . a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the subject will be focused continuously. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. When the AF point selection (p.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved.202).

the subject. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. 68 . the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. While looking at the viewfinder. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. automatic AF point selection will be set.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. With the <d> (Program AE). you can select one AF point to focus where you want.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. 1 Press the <S> button. Therefore. <s>. Generally. <f>. all the AF points are active. When all AF points light up. and <a> modes. 2 Select the AF point. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want.

and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light.0 to f/2. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. 69 . with a fast lens from f/1. If it is difficult to focus. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. First use the center AF point to focus. select and use the center AF point.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. 2 Focus the subject. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. If you focus the eyes first. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. the beeper sounds.8. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. Also.

7 shots per sec.193) is set to [2: Strong]. Since the flash will require recycling time.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. key to select <i>. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. 2 Select <i>. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. 70 . 3 Take the picture. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. Press the <U> then press <0>. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. Flash can also be used. In AI Servo AF mode. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.

self-timerN (p. then press <0>. 2 Select the self-timer.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. Look through the viewfinder. attach the eyepiece cover (p. beeper.204) l: 2-sec. With <q>. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. Q: 10-sec. it may throw off the exposure. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. (p. 3 Take the picture. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. press the <YiQ> button. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself.58). then press the shutter button completely.106) q: 10-sec. Two seconds before the picture is taken.205). the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. use focus lock (p. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. 71 . After taking self-timer shots. focus the subject. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. self-timer The remote control can also be used.

17. number of possible shots. Under the [1] tab.5 megapixels (4. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. 8.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. ISO speed. ISO 100.5M) Approx. 4.2 3.2 1. or 4. [Quality] will appear.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. 17.4 3.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. 2 Selectyour reference. * The file size. image size in pixels (****x****). select [Quality]. 17. Select the desired quality. then press <0>. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).0 megapixels (8M) Approx. and other settings.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. 1 Select [Quality].0.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.4 1. and Standard Picture Style.5+6.7 2. the image-recording quality. 8. 72 . Custom Functions.1 24.5 24. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. then press <0>. card brand.5 megapixels) and the image quality.9.

9in. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. 73 .0in.8x3. it might be fewer than indicated.7in.3in. Depending on the shooting conditions.8x12.7x21cm/ 1 83. If 8 is selected.7cm/7. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .7cm/16. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. the image quality will be slightly lower. but more images can be saved to the card. 14. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. or 1+73 is recommended. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.5x11.) you want to crop the image. Even with the same number of pixels. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.0x5.8x10cm/5.7x8. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. Other than 1. 11.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. 1. 83 A4 (29.9. For details. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. If A3 (42x29. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. Or. the 7 image has higher image quality.

The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. 74 . The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . Using the provided software is recommended. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.JPG for JPEG and . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. CR2 0001 . (Noise may be noticeable in the images. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. JPG File extension 1. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.CR2 for RAW).) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

[Picture Style] will appear. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. Effective for close-ups of women or children. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. 1 Press the <XA> button. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. sharp. then press <0>.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. 75 . picture. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. The image looks softer.92). The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. you can adjust the skin tone. Picture Style. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. and crisp. and very sharp and crisp images. By changing the [Color tone] (p. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. Effective for impressive landscapes. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>.

V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. a Picture Style file.91). the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. The image is dull and subdued. 76 . W User Def. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. <0> will appear in the viewfinder.. [Landscape].A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. For natural colors and subdued images. Other than with 1. When [Monochrome] is selected. etc. and adjust it as desired (p. If you want to later shoot pictures in color.

aperture setting. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. The second half of this chapter. 77 . 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. Except for <8>.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3.

3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Also. However. the desired shutter speed. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. 78 . picture.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. * <s> stands for Time value.5 sec. and “15"” is 15 sec. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. “0"5” indicates 0. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. the viewfinder displays only the denominator.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.

The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. If the exposure will be too bright. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). to 30 sec. If this happens.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. If this happens. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. 79 . to 1/30 sec. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If the exposure will be too dark. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. or slower. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. to 1/500 sec. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. If you use a telephoto lens. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure.

2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. 80 . the desired aperture. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. picture. If no lens is attached to the camera. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. the smaller the aperture opening will be. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.

Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. On the other hand. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. And the closer the subject. the “30"” (30 sec. If this happens. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. but also the lens and subject distance. If the picture will be too bright. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. If this happens. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). A farther subject will have a wider depth of field.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. the narrower the depth of field. 81 . In such cases. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. If the picture will be too dark.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. Under low light. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed.

Using a tripod is recommended.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. 82 . auto] or [2: 1/200 sec.192). The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting.112). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. . the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. (fixed)] (p.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. to suit the scene’s brightness. If you are handholding the camera. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). In low light. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash.30 sec. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec.

the exposure level mark will move. or to bulb. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. You can decide which exposure level to set. With flash. * <a> stands for Manual.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. to 1/30 sec.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 83 . To set the shutter speed. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. turn the <6> dial. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. To set the aperture.

using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. 84 . When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. p.204. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.204) for bulb exposures. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. For bulb exposures. later. 205) is recommended. the image might look a little grainy. It can be used to photograph fireworks. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p.193). etc. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.

The desired depth of field will not be obtained. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. Decrease the ISO speed. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. however. 3 Take the picture. it means that the subject is too bright. Increase the ISO speed.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). I want to use flash. A slow shutter speed has been set. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. the subject. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. it means that the subject is too dark. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. The exposure is correct. 85 . FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Use a tripod to steady the camera. Flash can be used. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks.

q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. This metering mode is for advanced users. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.select the the <U> key to metering mode. 1 Select [Metering mode]. etc. 86 .q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. evaluative metering is recommended. Normally. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. then press <0>. This metering mode is for advanced users. the 2 SetPress metering mode. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. Under the [2] tab. select [Metering mode]. then press <0>.

Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. comp. 87 . Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. After taking the picture. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops./AEB] on page 89. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>).

With the shooting settings displayed./ AEB] menu (p. setting] option. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. 88 .38). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. Press the [Flash exposure comp.] will be displayed at the bottom. After taking the picture. 2 Select [y].<S> key to select [y*]. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. press the <Q> button (p. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. comp.149). turn the <6> dial to the right. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. To make the flash exposure brighter. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Select [Flash exp. comp] (p. turn the <6> dial to the left. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func.89).

You can then choose the best exposure. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. comp. comp. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Under the [2] tab. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. select [Expo. 89 . then press <0>. and increased exposure. the AEB amount./AEB].3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. Press <0> to set it. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. When you press the shutter button halfway. AEB amount picture./AEB]. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. decreased exposure. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount.

and increased exposure. Using AEB with exposure compensation. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots.57). AEB will be applied. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. If <i> continuous shooting (p. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. and increased exposure. 90 . you can take three continuous shots. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. decreased exposure. etc. flash recycling is complete. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. With <q> set. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. decreased exposure. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>).

then press the Select Style. To see the resulting effects. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. then press <0>. The Detail set. take test shots. 91 . screen will appear. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. the 4 SetPress parameter. parameter. <B> button. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. To customize [Monochrome]. see page 93. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. then press <0>.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. select [Picture Style].A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 1 Select [Picture Style].

the more yellow the skin tone will look. To decrease the color saturation. set it toward the F end. the crisper the image will look. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. the sharper the image will look. 92 . By selecting [Default set. set it toward the plus end. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. set it toward the E end.] in step 3. To make it sharper. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to G. the softer the image will look. The closer it is to H. To increase the contrast. To make the skin tone less red. the bolder the colors will look. To make it less sharp. The closer it is to G. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. the redder the skin tone will look. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. the blander the image will look. To decrease the contrast. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to F. To increase the color saturation. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the minus end. To make the skin tone redder. The closer it is to E. the more diluted the colors will look. The closer it is to H.

you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The sunset will look more brilliant. It can make the image look more impressive. The blue sky will look slightly darker. The blue sky will look quite dark. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. you can create a monochrome image in that color. The blue sky will look more natural. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. and the white clouds will look crisper. 93 . Skin tones and lips will look fine. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect.

adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. [User Def. or [User Def. 2 Select [User Def. 1 Select [Picture Style].*]. then press <0>. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. screen will appear. 3 Press <0>. select the Picture Style here. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. press With [Picture <0>.]. The Detail set. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. 3]. select [Picture Style]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 94 . Style] selected. Style. 1]. then press the Select [User Def. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 2]. <B> button.

The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. 95 . *]. *] and then shoot. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. the 6 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *].144). For details. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *] settings will revert to the default. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. all the [User Def. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. then press <0>. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. *] will be displayed in blue. To shoot with the registered Picture Style.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired.

and Design rule for Camera File System 2. In Basic Zone modes. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing.0 (Exif 2. sRGB is recommended. 96 . sRGB is set automatically. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. then press <0>. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. the color space.21). 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images.21). With this camera. select [Color space]. Adobe RGB. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.0 (Exif 2. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). 1 Select [Color space]. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. The ICC profile is not appended.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. For normal shooting. Under the [2] tab. then [sRGB] press <0>.

AE lock is applied at the center AF point. then recompose and take the shot. The exposure setting will be displayed. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. This is called AE lock. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. it locks the current auto exposure setting. and take picture. Each time you press the <A> button. Press the shutter button halfway. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 97 . (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. It is effective for backlit subjects.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. 1 Focus the subject. button. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure.

and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. 4 Take the picture. The flash is fired to take the picture. 98 . This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. <A> button. Each time you press the <A> button.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. the <D> icon will blink. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. In the viewfinder. then press the <A> button.

1 Photograph a white object. Normally. then press <0>. The plain. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. You can set any white balance. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. [White appear. <Q> will be set automatically. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. In Basic Zone modes. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. Spot metering circle 99 . The “Approx. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. 2 Select the white balance. white object should fill the spot metering circle.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white.

press the <M> button to exit the menu.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. On the dialog screen which appears. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. a correct white balance might not be obtained. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. then press <0>. 100 . If you do step 3. then press <0>. data. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. 2 Select [Custom tab. Instead of a white object. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. then press <0>. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased.76). Press the <U> key to select <O>. 4 Select the custom white balance. When the menu reappears. Press the <WB> button. it cannot be selected in step 3. select [OK] and the data will be imported.

White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. A is amber. the correction. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. M is magenta. G1 101 . On the upper right.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters.) Sample setting: A2. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. Under the [2] tab. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. then press <0>. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. During the white balance correction. B is for blue. and G is green.

Standard white balance. Blue (B) bias. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Amber (A) bias. During WB bracketing. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. In step 2 for white balance correction. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. 2. On the right. Green (G) bias. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Magenta (M) bias. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. Standard white balance. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. and 3. when you turn the <6> dial. or 1. 102 . 2. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. Set the white balance bracketing amount.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. the card will take longer to record the shot. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. and 3. Since three images are recorded for one shot.

or manual exposure to darken the exposure. the correction is done when the image is captured. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). then press <0>. The default setting is [Standard]. [Standard] is set automatically. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. noise might increase. Under the [2] tab. If you want a darker exposure. 3 Take the picture. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. With JPEG images. the setting. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. flash exposure compensation. In Basic Zone modes. 103 .3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. set this to [Disable] first. then press <0>. the image might still come out bright. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. For RAW images.

This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. then press <0>. select [Peripheral illumin.].3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. Under the [1] tab. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. The default setting is [Enable].]. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. For RAW images. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. correct. then press <0>. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. With JPEG images. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . correct. the correction is done when the image is captured. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. 3 Take the picture. the four corners of the picture might look darker. screen.

the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. For JPEG images already captured. the lower the correction amount will be. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. 105 . lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. noise might appear on the image periphery. The higher the ISO speed. the correction amount will be lower. In step 2. 25 lenses. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. With EOS Utility (provided software). even if [Correction data available] is displayed. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). For details. If the lens does not have distance information. Depending on shooting conditions. if you select [Enable]. When using a non-Canon lens. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera.

remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. later.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec.195). the mirror locks up. press the transmit button. press the shutter button completely. but no picture will be taken. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. there will be a shutter-release sound. When you press the shutter button completely. Do not point the camera toward the sun. single shooting will take effect. In such cases. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). 1 Focus the subject. The mirror will swing up. delay. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. 106 . Remote control shooting. later. mirror lockup is effective. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. it will go back down automatically. then the picture is taken 2 sec. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down.

” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. This is called “Live View shooting. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. Using a tripod is recommended. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. 107 . see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. camera shake can cause blurred images. For details. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.

After the image review ends. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 108 . focus manual focus (p.113-120). When you press the shutter button halfway. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. The image’s field of view is approx. 2 Focus the subject.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. 100%. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. with AF or Before shooting. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. picture. Press the <A> button.

When flash is used. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. but only one shot will be taken. 30 min.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 109 . set [Live View shoot. there will be two shutter sounds. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. do not point the lens toward the sun.] to [Enable]. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). During Live View shooting. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. 1 hr. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.

The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. the information display will change. 110 . the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference).or bright-light conditions.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. If flash is used or bulb is set. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. However. If <g> is blinking. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.

Picture Style. When <f> is selected.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. In Creative Zone modes. 111 . The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. function and set it. you can also set the white balance. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. and AF mode. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 1 Press the <Q> button. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. the AF points will also be displayed. drive mode.

114). During continuous shooting. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots.139).204) for Live View shooting. the Live View shooting will be terminated. or [Quick mode] (p.167. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. [u Live mode] (p.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.113). p. [7 Clear settings]. 112 . the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].]. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. In Creative Zone modes. (camera power remains on). These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. you can display grid lines. Even while the Live View image is displayed. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. [6 Sensor cleaning]. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. or [7 Firmware Ver. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). 169).118).

AF point 2 Move the AF point. Select the AF mode.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. Press the <A> button. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. and [Quick mode] (p. 1 Display the Live View image.118). set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. The AF point < > will appear. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. press the <L> button. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture).114). you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. If you want to achieve precise focus. and focus manually (p. [u Live mode] (face detection. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode.120). To return the AF point to the center. While the Live View image is displayed. 113 . magnify the image. p. Under [6 Live View function settings]. Also. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. select [AF mode].

Press the <A> button.Using AF to Focus the subject. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. 1 Display the Live View image.108). the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Have the target person face the camera. 114 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture. When focus is achieved. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. human faces are detected and focused. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. <q> will be displayed. If multiple faces are detected. If focus is not achieved. When a face is detected. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the AF point will turn orange. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face.

3 Take thethe focus and exposure. If focus is not achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.113). the center AF point < > will be used to focus. 115 . Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. If the focus is way off. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. too bright or too dark. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. the <p> will be grayed out. If a face cannot be detected. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. or partially hidden. When you press the <L> button. the AF point will turn orange. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center.108). titled horizontally or diagonally. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. face detection will not be possible. picture.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus.

The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. the image will be magnified at the AF point. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. return to the normal view and autofocus. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. 116 . Even when focus has been achieved. then take the picture. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. If this happens. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. the focus might be off. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. In the u Live mode. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus.

A special effects filter is used. Subjects at the edge of the picture. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Subjects in low light. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Extremely small subjects. Under a light source whose brightness. color. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. or pattern keeps changing. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. 117 . Night scenes or points of light. flat surfaces.

Although you can focus the target area quickly. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting.<Q> button. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. Press the <A> button. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable.66). the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. 118 . The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points.

picture. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. 119 . then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. and AF will be executed. the reflex mirror will go back down.Using AF to Focus the subject. The AF point used to focus will light in red. When focus is achieved.108). Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. The Live View image will turn off.

press the <u> button to return to the normal view. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. To return the magnifying frame to the center. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually.the magnified image. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly.108). press the <L> button. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. 2 Move the magnifying frame. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the image.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. Each time you press the <u> button. picture. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. 120 . After achieving focus.

Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. If you then continue with Live View shooting. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. such as the sun. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. If you point the camera in a different direction.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. However. 121 . the screen might flicker. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. the image quality might degrade. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. If the light source within the image changes. If this happens. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. When you magnify the image. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. However. In low light. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the <E> icon may appear on the screen.

Return to the normal view before taking the picture. 122 . certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. the image will be captured in the normal view. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. During the magnified view.191). When you shoot at high ISO speeds. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. This is to prevent image degradation.) may appear.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. dots of light. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. etc. the exposure might not come out as desired. noise (banding. If you take the picture during magnified view. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Before taking a long exposure. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red.

6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. To check the card’s read/write speed. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. the movie might not playback properly. 123 . And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. The movie recording format will be MOV.

Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 169). During movie shooting. While the movie is being shot.167. 2 Focus the subject. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. press <A> again. 124 . If necessary.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The reflex mirror will make a sound. When you press the shutter button halfway.113-120). to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. To stop movie shooting. 3 Shooting the movie.movie. do not point the lens toward the sun.

and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. press the <S> button.16). With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded.5mm dia. and aperture are set automatically. During movie shooting.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. If you use Movie crop. shutter speed. left.97). At 0°C/32°F: Approx.16).131). 1 hr. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. size] setting (p.. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. the top. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. you can set the exposure compensation. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. The ISO speed.126) on the screen’s bottom left. bottom. 40 min.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. 1 hr. 20 min. 125 .

Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. the information display will change. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. When movie shooting starts. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. 126 . the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.

3 Select [Manual].[Movie Under the [o] tab. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. and ISO speed for movie shooting. select exposure].k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. the speed.1/60 sec. The reflex mirror will make a sound. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. To set the aperture. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. then press <0>. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. . 2 Select [Movie exposure]. Select [Manual].6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . To set the shutter speed. aperture. . then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. then press <0>. turn the <6> dial.1/30 sec. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 .6400 127 .

the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. With Auto ISO. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. and aperture will not be displayed.173). is recommended. With manual exposure shooting. 128 . will be recorded. to 1/125 sec. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. The faster the shutter speed. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. due to the drive of the lens aperture. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. shutter speed. the movie image might flicker. the shooting mode. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure.124). AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. When shooting a movie of a moving subject.

Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). 1 sec. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely.

The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. Picture Style. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Auto Lighting Optimizer. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. 130 . The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. When <f> is selected. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. function and set it. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. and AF mode. the AF points will also be displayed. movierecording size. image-recording quality (for still photos). 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. 1 Press the <Q> button. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

[Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. Still photos cannot be taken. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. : Standard-definition recording quality. 131 . The aspect ratio will be 4:3. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting.). This shooting mode is called Movie crop. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Russia. Australia. in [Live mode]. Japan. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. Korea. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. Mexico. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. etc. Also. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. China. etc. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode].). The aspect ratio will be 4:3.

you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 12 min. continuous autofocusing is not possible. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). AF during k When [Enable] is set. 132 . AF is possible during movie shooting. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie.000 pixels at [640x480]. approx.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 330 MB/min. You can select [Live mode]. you can extract a still image from the movie. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. 24 min. or [Quick mode]. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. If you autofocus during movie shooting. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. AF will be executed in Live mode. 49 min. and approx. press the <A> button. To start movie shooting again.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. 1 hr. 330 MB/min. 49 min. [u Live mode]. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 39 min. 59 sec. 300. However. 165 MB/min.

p. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. • AF/AF lock. For AF. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. Press the <w> button for AE lock. AE lock is not possible. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. For AF. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. still photo shooting will take effect. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. While holding down the <w> button. then press the transmit button. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. AE lock is not possible. 133 .Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. press the <w> button. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. • AE/AF. press the <w> button.

If [Enable] is set. and aperture for movie shooting (p. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting.5mm dia. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). 134 . kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].6400. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. shutter speed. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone.16). set this option to [Auto]. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.127).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. you can display grid lines. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. highlight detail will be improved. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.

135 . the faster the indicator will climb upward. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. The slower the card. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. If the indicator becomes full. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. If you take still photos during movie shooting. the movie shooting might stop. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. First. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. If the card has a fast writing speed. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting.126) will be displayed in red. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. you should set the IS switch to <2>.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>.

When not shooting. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. 169) and shoot a movie.167. The image quality of movies is not affected. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the movie shooting will stop automatically. However. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 136 . the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. If this happens. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. the image quality may be degraded. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. However. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. turn off the camera. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the sound will be properly recorded.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720].

138) Card Reminder (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.153) 7 137 .138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.

Select [Disable]. Under the [1] tab. 138 . then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. Under the [1] tab. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. then press <0>. the image display will end. then press <0>. During the image review. Select the desired review time. If [Off] is set. select [Image review]. select [Release shutter without card]. select [Beep]. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. then press <0>. and you cannot release the shutter. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. If [Hold] is set. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time.

select [Auto power off]. When checking the exposure of an image. Select the desired power-off time. select [LCD brightness]. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. You can set this auto power-off time. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. then press <0>. then press <0>. With the adjustment screen displayed.. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. Under the [5] tab. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. If [Off] has been set. press the <B> button. Under the [6] tab. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. then press <0>. 139 . 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. then press <0>. To turn on the LCD monitor again. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness.

Select one. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 .Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. then press <0>. If you want to use continuous file numbering. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Even after you replace the card. select [File numbering]. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder.JPG. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. Under the [5] tab. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. The available settings are described below. You can change how the file number is assigned. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. then press <0>.

and “. you should use a newly-formatted card. “.CR2” for RAW images. After the manual reset. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. Each time you replace the card. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. MOV” for movies. For both JPEG and RAW images. 141 . 999 reaches 9999. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset.JPG” for JPEG images. for example. the file name will start with “IMG_”. The extension will be “. If the file number in folder No. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. To restart the file numbering from 0001. When you reset the file numbering manually.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. Replace it with a new card. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. the file numbering restarts from 0001.

In such a case. Also. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. then press <0>. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. Set [OnPD]. but the image does not rotate during playback. then press <0>. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. Use the software provided with the camera instead. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. The setting of this feature can be changed. The available settings are described below. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. 142 . the image might not rotate for playback. then playback the image. Under the [5] tab. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. It will be rotated. [OnPD] is set. Select one. select [Auto rotate].Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. On the camera’s LCD monitor.

146) Date/Time (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.96) WB correction (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. press the <B> button to display the settings.29) Beeper (p.102) Live View shooting (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.138) Auto power off (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.139) Sensor cleaning (p. While the menu is displayed.101)/ WB bracketing (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.150) 143 . Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>.Fn)]. then press <0>. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. then press <0>. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. 144 . Select [OK]. select [Clear settings]. desired setting. (C. select [Clear all camera settings]. 1 Select [Clear settings]. select [Clear all Custom Func. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings.

Enable Enable 2 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.

3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. select [Screen color]. When you exit the menu. 146 . Select [Screen color]. then press <0>. select [LCD auto off]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Under the [5] tab.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select [LCD auto off]. Select the desired color.

setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. set this to [Enable]. setting]. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. [Flash firing] Normally. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. setting] or [External flash func. setting] and [External flash func. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting] and [External flash func. setting] The [Built-in flash func. Select [Built-in flash func.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. If [Disable] is set. The flash control screen will appear. then press <0>. 147 . select [Flash control]. The functions displayed under [External flash func. Under the [1] tab. [Built-in flash func. The flash functions will be displayed. Select [Flash control].

If an external Speedlite is attached. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. This is for advanced users. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. [Zoom].3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. 148 . and [Wireless set. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. * For other flash modes. Shutter sync. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. However. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync.]. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual.. setting] and [External flash func. Normally. and once immediately before the exposure ends. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. With 2nd curtain sync. For details. you can also set [Hi-speed]. If [2nd curtain] is set. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. If the power is cut off. never do any of the following. • Opening the card slot cover. A brush can scratch the sensor. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. • Opening the battery compartment cover. If the power is turned off. Clean the sensor with care. 154 . • Setting the power switch to <2>. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount.

155 . going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.

Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. When you press the <x> button. 156 . the last captured image will be displayed. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 3 Select the image. 1 Playback the image. 4 images and one image displayed. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. display. 2 Switch to the indexbutton.

On the single-image display. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. To change the jump method. press the <V> key. select [Date]. by jumping. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. 157 . 1 Select the jump method. On the bottom right. the jump method and current image location are indicated.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. select either one to display only movies or stills. then press <0>. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. turn the <6> dial. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date.

A movie cannot be magnified. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. 1 Magnify the image. To exit the magnified display. press the <u> button.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. press the <x> button and the single image display will return.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. 158 . During image playback. If you hold down the <u> button. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. If you hold down the button. Magnified area position around image. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. The image will be magnified.

you need not rotate the image as described above. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. 3 Rotate the image. A movie cannot be rotated. press the <M> button. 2 Select the image. 159 . key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. Under the [3] tab. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD].142) before taking vertical shots. then press <0>. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. 1 Select [Rotate]. repeat steps 2 and 3.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. <0>. You can also select an image on the index display. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. select [Rotate]. To exit and return to the menu.

Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. 160 . there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. Playback on a TV set (p.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.k Enjoying Movies Basically. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set.167.

inquire the software maker. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. see the PDF file instruction manual. For smooth movie playback. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. use a high-performance personal computer.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. 161 . be sure it is compatible with MOV files. For details on commercially-available software.

You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. movie. For more details on the playback procedure. then press <0>. Select The movie will start playing. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. As movies cannot be played on the index display. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. 4 Playback[7] (Play). Press the <x> button to display the image. Speaker the movie. see the next page. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. 3 Pressthe single-image display. press On <0>. During the index display. 162 . 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. During movie playback. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. <0>. With the single-image display.

Each time you press <0>. Each time you press <0>. If you hold down <0>. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. the movie will play frame-byframe. Displays the movie’s last frame. during the movie playback. If you hold down <0>. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. During the single-image display. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p.164). Displays the editing screen (p.173). Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. 2 hr.) 163 . the still photo will be displayed for approx. Displays the movie’s first frame. 169) to playback a movie. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. 1 sec. it will fast forward the movie. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.167.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. 30 min. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. it will rewind the movie. a single previous frame is displayed.

To cancel the editing. then press <0>. increments. select [New file]. then press <0>. go back to step 2. To save it as a new movie. 4 Save the[W]. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). 164 . 1 On the movie playback screen. Select The save screen will appear. movie. increments (position indicated by [X]). 3 Check the edited movie. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. Then press <0>. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. select [2] and press <0>. The editing screen will be displayed. To change the editing. After deciding which part to edit out. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. press <0>.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. [New file] will not be selectable. be edited out. If the card does not have enough room. select [Overwrite]. select [X]. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames.

If you selected [iDate]. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. select [Slide show]. Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Slide show]. Press the <V> key to select the date. The [Select date] screen will appear. Only the movies in the card will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Then press <0>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. then press <0>. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item.

After [Loading image.] is displayed. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. the key to select [Set up].. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start].3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. The display time may vary depending on the image. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. 166 . [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. auto power off will not take effect. the slide show will start. To view the slide show on a TV set.. To pause the slide show. During movie playback. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. 169. For still photos. Press then press <0>. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. 5 Quit the slide show. During auto playback. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During pause. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. press <0>. During the slide show. press the <M> button. then press <0>. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. then press the <M> button. During pause. see pages 167.

on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. part of the image displayed might be cut off. 167 . HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. To playback movies. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. see page 162. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. By pressing the <B> button. button. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. insert it into the <D> terminal. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. turn off the camera and television. * Depending on the TV set. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. you can change the display format. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor.

In such a case. then press the Enter button. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. then press the Enter button. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Select [Enable]. When you press the camera’s <x> button. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Doing so may cause a malfunction.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Press the / button to select an option. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Then press the Enter button. When the camera is connected to a TV set. image. then press <0>. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. The menu will appear. then press <0>. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. Under the [4] tab. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. For a slide show. 168 .

the images will not be displayed properly. may not operate properly. button. Certain TV sets. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. see page 162. In such a case. If the video system format does not match the TV’s.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. 169 . (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. For details. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable].) To playback movies. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. and use the camera to control the playback operation. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. see the TV set’s instruction manual. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided.

To cancel the image protection.42).172). then press <0>. press the <M> button. 170 . When an image is protected. 1 Select [Protect images]. select [Protect images]. To protect another image. only the protected images will remain. The <K> icon will disappear. Under the [3] tab.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. press <0> again. If you format the card (p. Image protect icon protect it. Once an image is protected. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. If you erase all the images (p. you must first cancel the protection. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. To exit the image protection. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. The protect setting screen will appear. the protected images will also be erased. then press <0>. repeat step 2. To erase a protected image. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. The menu will reappear.

press <0>. 171 . at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. The Select [Erase].L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Once an image is erased. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. then image displayed will be erased. 2 Press the <L> button. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. protect them. it cannot be recovered. Protected images (p. then press <0>. 1 Select [Erase images]. 3 Erase the image. you can erase multiple images at one time. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. Under the [3] tab. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. select [Erase images].170) will not be erased.

all the images in the card will be erased. Press the <L> button. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key.42). To display the three-image display. 4 Erase the images. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. The selected images will be erased.L Erasing Images images]. 172 . To return to the single-image display. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. repeat step 3. press the <I> button. to be erased. then press <0>. The images will be displayed. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. format the card (p. Select [OK]. To also erase protected images. To erase other images. press the <u> button. Select [Select and erase then press <0>.

173 . The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. you can switch the shooting information display. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. recording size <A/B/C>.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. the movie icon <k/ >. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . the 73 file size is displayed. * For movie files. <G> will be displayed.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. recording format <D>. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. any overexposed areas of the image will blink.

[RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the respective color information will be lacking. the shadow detail will be lost. the darker the image. the highlight detail will be lost. the darker and less prominent the color. and blue). you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. The more pixels there are toward the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. If there are too many pixels on the left. the brighter and denser the color. 174 . the brighter the image. the color will be too saturated with no detail. If there are too many pixels on the left. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. And the more pixels there are toward the right. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. And if there are too many pixels on the right. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. And the more pixels there are toward the right. green.

9 175 . etc. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.Printing Images Printing (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. quantity to print.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection.

To connect to the printer. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. see the printer’s instruction manual.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 2 SetFor details. Some printers may make a beeping sound. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. up the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 176 . refer to the printer’s instruction manual. 4 Turn on the printer. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer.

4 hours is possible. 2. do the following: 1. On the print setting screen. Before disconnecting the cable. printing up to approx. first turn off the camera and printer. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. 3. To find out what’s wrong. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. 6 Playback thex> button. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. For direct printing. it indicates a problem with the printer. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. Press <0>. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. select [Print]. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. Press the <x> button to playback the image.184). The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. Movies cannot be printed. 177 . Press the < The image will appear.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. make sure it is fully charged. With a fully-charged battery.

Returns to the screen in step 1. 3 Select [Paper settings]. and layout you have set are displayed. 178 .setting screen will appear. The paper size. Some settings might not be available. type. <0>. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Sets the paper size. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.183). and layout. The paper settings screen will appear.then press Select [Paper settings]. 0 2 Press <print>.180). Sets the quantity to be printed. see the printer’s instruction manual. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. For details. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. * Depending on the printer. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. type. Starts the printing.

* From the Exif data. lens name. On A4 or Letter size paper. 8. shooting mode. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. etc. 16. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. Option to print 2. shutter speed. ISO speed. The print setting screen will reappear. or 20 images on one sheet. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer.185) will be printed. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. 179 . then press <0>. the print will have borders. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. The paper type screen will appear. aperture. white balance. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. The print will have no borders. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. The page layout screen will appear. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. 9.. 4. exposure compensation amount. the camera name. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. then press <0>. then press <0>. will be imprinted.

need not set necessary. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. Select the desired printing effect. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. yellowish blacks. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. No automatic correction will be applied.182). Prints in black-and-white with cool. 180 .” The printing will differ depending on the printer. For details. then press <0>. see the printer’s instruction manual. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. * When you change the printing effects. However. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). then press <0>. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. go to step 5. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. The image noise is reduced before printing. bluish blacks. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. If you any printing effects.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural.

any trimming (p. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.183) will not be applied. Set as necessary. (You cannot set the number of copies. necessary.183) has been applied. then press <0>. Select [Print]. the number of copies will always be 1. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. then press <0>.) Also. Set the number of copies. If image tilt correction (p. Select <I>. then press <0>. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. you can print another image using the same settings. Select <R>. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. Set as desired. With Easy printing. With Easy printing. then press <0>.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. Just select the image and press the <l> button. 181 . To stop the printing. then select [OK].144). all the settings will revert to the default. 7 Start printing. it may take longer to print the image. then press <0>.

The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.255). With the Adjust levels screen displayed.] effects will not show on the screen. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. When [On] is set. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. select the printing effect. the red eye will be corrected for printing. [Saturation]. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. A is amber. M is magenta. and G is green. [Color tone]. Adjust levels When you select [Manual].127) or highlight level (128 . If you select [Clear all]. use the <S> keys. and [Color balance]. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. press the <B> button.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. When you select [Detail set. Red-eye corr. 182 . Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. the face will be brightened for printing. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. B is for blue. When [On] is set.]. To adjust the [Color balance]. you can adjust the [Contrast]. You can then adjust the printing effect.

position. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. select [Trimming]. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. The print setting screen will reappear. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. the size of the trimming frame will change. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. When you adjust the image tilt.5-degree increments.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. 2 Set the trimming frame size. The smaller the trimming frame. 183 . Do the trimming right before printing. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. and aspect ratio. you may have to set the trimming again. 1 On the print setting screen.

resume printing. etc. For details on how to fix a printing problem.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. see the printer’s instruction manual. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. While trimming the image. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. For details on resuming the printing. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. no paper. Press <0> to stop printing.wPrinting Depending on the printer. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look at the image on a TV screen. After fixing the problem. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. The smaller you make the trimming frame. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. 184 . Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. and check the waste ink tank. the grainier the picture will look on the print.

and [File No. date imprinting. imprinting. [Date]. the option as desired. [Print type] [Date] [File No. then press <0>. and file No. then press <0>.]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. Under the [3] tab. Select [Set up].) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type.] 185 . (They cannot be set individually for each image. Select the desired setting. then press <0>. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. then press <0>. 2 Select [Set up]. Select the option to be set. select [Print order].

both the [Date] and [File No.] are set to [On]. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. select [Sel. the print order may not be possible. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. When printing with DPOF. Even if [Date] and [File No. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Next. If this happens with your printer.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. With [Index] prints. the date or file No. 186 . Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. Also. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. 4 Exit the setting. Press the <7> button. depending on the image type. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. [On] imprints the file No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Prints both the standard and index prints. on the print. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. The print order screen will reappear.

Even if you select “All image”. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. press the <u> button. If you select [Clear all on card]. press the <I> button.Image Select and order images one by one. If you specify more than this. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. When using a PictBridge printer. To return to the single-image display. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. To display the three-image display. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. After completing the print order. all the images might not be printed. print no more than 400 images for one print order. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. 187 .

[Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 3 Select [Print]. be sure to set the paper size. Before printing. the card’s remaining capacity was low. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. Depending on the printer. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. • When you set the index. 1 Prepare to print. 5 Select [OK]. Under [Adjust levels]. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No.180) if necessary. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. 188 . you can easily print images with DPOF. 2 Under the [3] tab.178) Set the printing effects (p. • When you paused the printing. If a problem occurs during printing. select [Resume]. (p.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. See page 176. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. select [Print order]. If [Bordered] is set. [Manual] cannot be selected. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. see page 184.

You can do it with Custom Functions. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.

Fn)]. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. 190 . setting. then press <0>. Press to select the setting (number). Press the <U> the Custom Function No. (C. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. then press <0>. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers..Fn)].3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. select [Clear all Custom Func. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. Custom Function No. At the bottom of the screen. then press <0>.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. Under the [7] tab. select [Custom Functions (C. 4 Exit the the <M> button.144).

(Settings are disabled.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p. speed in Av mode p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync. C.194 k k k C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.) 191 .Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.194 p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.195 p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.196 p.195 k C.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.193 p.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.173). The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. 197 . the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. the <L> icon will appear. To verify whether the image is original.

On the confirmation dialog. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. press the <V> key to change the order. You can register up to six items in My Menu. the desired items. then Select press <0>. press the <M> button. Then press <0>. Under the [9] tab. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. To return to the screen in step 2. then press <0>. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. Menu]. select [My Menu settings]. 3 Registerthe item to be registered.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. 198 . then Select [Register to My press <0>. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. then press <0>. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. With [z] displayed.

setting. 199 . Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 1 Select [Copyright information]. 4 Exit theentering the text. Under the [7] tab. option.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information.] to check the copyright information currently set. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. then press <0>. select [Copyright information]. press the After <M> button to exit. Select [Display copyright info. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. The text entry screen will appear. then press <0>. 3 Enter text.

Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. Entering text In the bottom area. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. press the <S> key to select a character. 200 . then press <0> to enter it.

11 201 .Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. system accessories. etc.

AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). etc. see the Extender’s instruction manual. 202 . focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. For details. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.) In such cases. computer keyboards. etc.6 or smaller (larger f/number).48). solid-color walls. etc.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. see page 117.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.

the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. After using the camera.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. 203 .Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). unplug the power plug from the power outlet. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. the DC cord. Close the cover. 1 Connect the power cord. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown.

Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p.4 feet from the camera. 204 . When focus is achieved. The camera will autofocus. delay. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.71). The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. During wireless remote control. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken.

attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. use the eyepiece cover (p. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal.23) attached to the camera strap. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. 1 Remove the eyecup.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. To prevent this. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. 205 . eyepiece cover.

External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. In other words. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. 206 .) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.] to be set. only [Flash exp. setting]. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. the flash will fire at full output only. For detailed instructions.] can be set for [External flash func. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation.147). comp] and [E-TTL II meter. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync.

External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. or slower. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. 207 . Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. the flash can be fired at full output only. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. It might not fire. shoot in the manual flash mode.

Without approval. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. then press <0>. then press <0>. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. please check with the card manufacturer. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. (p.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. use of the card is not permitted.] to Press <0>. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. select settings]. If you set [Disable]. To set up. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. transmission. set [Enable]. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. 208 . Select [Connection info. please check with the card manufacturer. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. 4 Display the connection information. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer).Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer.].

is displayed in the detailed information display (p. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:].] is set to [Disable]. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. airports. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. For transferred images. If the image transfer does not work. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. For details. The battery power will be consumed faster. Turn the camera off and on again. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings.58). auto power off will not take effect. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. During the image transfer. it may still transmit a signal. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. 6 Take the picture. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. see the card’s instruction manual. 209 . Because of the transmission function. Even if [Eye-Fi trans.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. In hospitals.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

211 . *4: For autoexposure only. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. [Remote control] can be set. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu.

Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 1. 2. / 4 sec.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. 212 . Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. [7] Set-up 3. / 8 sec. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. [y] Shooting 3.

/ 1 min. 3200 / Max. 800 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 2 min. / 8 min. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. 400 / Max. 213 . / 4 min. / 15 min. 1600 / Max.

min.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . (C. month.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver.. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. sec. day) and time (hour.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.

The [y] Shooting 3. Under the [2] tab. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. / 1 min. Live View function settings 215 . no AE lock / AE/AF. / 30 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. WB Shift/BKT.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. [7] Set-up 3. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. / 30 min. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. the [Expo./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. / 16 sec. comp.]. / 10 min. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. When the image recording is completed. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. Recharge the battery (p. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center.31). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. 218 . first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. Press the <B> button (p. the power will turn off automatically.26). Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.24).44). If there is a problem with the battery charger.26). Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. If this happens.

replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. The card is not properly inserted (p. press the shutter button gently (p.33). 171).31. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off].Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. 219 .107. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. 69). To prevent camera shake. The camera turns off by itself. 37). Auto power off is in effect. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus.37. the number of possible shots will decrease. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. or focus manually (p.31). a picture cannot be taken. 123).36. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. Purchase a new one. set the IS switch to <1>.24).31). If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. The image is out of focus. If the card is full.

ISO 100 cannot be set. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].Fn)] menu. ISO 100 can be set (p. If it is set to [Strong]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.194). When I use the <f> mode with flash. This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard].134). This also applies to movie shooting (p. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. etc.). [Low]. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.134). or [Disable].Fn)] menu. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].193). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the shutter speed becomes slow. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. see page 42 or 224. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. 220 .194). ISO 100 cannot be set. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.192). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. If a card error message is displayed. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.

If you use flash. If the card’s writing speed is slow. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. This is normal. To find out the card’s read/write speed.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire.. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting.135). 59 sec. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. movie shooting will stop automatically. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. etc.109). If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. 221 . When a movie is played. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. camera operation noise can be heard. The movie shooting terminates by itself. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. movie shooting may stop automatically.

140). The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”).170).96). the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. 222 . The file numbering does not start from 0001. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. the first character will be an underscore (p.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. It will return to normal at room temperature. If the image has been protected. If you use a card which already has images recorded.40). In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. The image cannot be erased. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. it cannot be erased (p. In low or high temperatures. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. If the LCD monitor is dirty. Set the color space to sRGB. use a soft cloth to clean it. If Adobe RGB is set.

In such a case. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status.214).169).180). [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. No image appears on the TV screen. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.29). What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. The card reader does not detect the card. The correct date and time has not been set (p. 223 . 169).167. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.

40. 42). Turn the camera off and on again. The built-in flash could not be raised. or format the card (p. 50. 171. on again or re-install the battery. Turn the camera off and on again. 16). Operate the power switch (p. or format the card (p. 80 again. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 10.13.27).31.27).Error Codes Error No. 26) * If the error still persists. Operate the power switch. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. Clean the lens contacts. Remove and insert the card again. 60. erase unnecessary images. Follow the onscreen instructions. Countermeasures No.27. Operate the power switch (p. remove and install the battery pack 70. If there is a problem with the camera. Card cannot be accessed. Shooting is not possible due to an error. write down the error No. 42). Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p.31. an error message will appear. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. 01 02 05 224 . replace the card. Turn the camera off and 30. 20. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Cannot save images because card is full. Replace card. 04 Replace the card. or use a Canon lens (p.

0 JPEG.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Faithful.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx.3 Auto. Landscape. SDHC memory card. Tungsten light. 17. 1.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. Neutral. Manual.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. SDXC memory card 22. 18. 1 . 4.3 x 14. Portrait.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. User Def. 8. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Monochrome. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . Flash).6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. single-lens reflex. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. White fluorescent light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. Cloudy.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Preset (Daylight. 17. Shade.

shutter-priority AE.+1.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 95% Magnification: Approx. AI Servo AF. Landscape. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. ISO 100 .6400 Auto. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). Program). 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.18 (at 23°C/73°F. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . depth-of-field AE.4 USM lens. Flash Off. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . 0. aperture-priority AE. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. Sports.5 .0 .0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. Creative Auto. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. Close-up.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. Portrait. AI Focus AF. Night Portrait.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.

3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. Available range varies by shooting mode. approx. to 30 sec. self-timer with 10sec. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . bulb (Total shutter speed range. delay and 10-sec.) • Flash Retractable. (Full Auto mode).Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 1/4000 sec.7 shots/sec. 3 sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec. Max. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. 3. continuous shooting.. to 1/60 sec.4 USM lens. or 2-sec.: 13/43 (ISO 100.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 34 shots RAW: Approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. auto pop-up flash Guide No. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 .

165 MB/min.97 fps. 60p: 59. 165 MB/min.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 1. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 330 MB/min.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 25p: 25.94 fps.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.00 fps. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .7 cm (3 inches) with approx.976 fps. 50p: 50.4 USM lens.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .04 million dots Approx. 330 MB/min.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 24p: 23.6400 (in whole-stop increments).

approx. jump by 10 or 100 images.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 4-image index.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. 9-image index. histogram). HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. 1.5mm dia. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). detailed info. by movie. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. Single image + Info (Basic info. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. video/audio OUT. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F.5x . by shooting date. approx. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx.

82 g / 2.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.7 x 1. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.5 x 75.40°C / 32°F .6 x 2. 52 g / 1.1 x 15.3 mm / 5.5 mm / 2.9 oz.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.7 oz.5 x 0.2 in.8 x 97. Weight: Approx.1 x 3. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .104°F During shooting: 0°C .7 x 1.40°C / 43°F . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .2 mm / 1.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .4 in.8 x 3. Weight: Approx. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .0 in.40°C / 43°F .4 x 55. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.5 mm / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.1 x 3.40°C / 32°F . 530 g / 18.4 in. Approx.9 oz.8 oz.1 x 3. Approx. 82 g / 2.8 oz.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .40°C / 43°F . 475 g / 16.

11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .5 x 70 mm / 2.5-5.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.0 in.8 in. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.82 ft.45 m / 1.5-5. (75 x 112 mm / 3. (From image sensor plane) Max. Weight: Approx.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .0 x 4.0 x 4.3 .36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.25 m / 0.1 oz.8 in. magnification: 0.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .67 x 45 mm / 8. diameter x length: 68. Weight: Approx. (327 x 503 mm / 12. (at 0.7 x 2.9 x 19.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .0 oz.2. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0. 455 g / 16. 200 g / 7.48 ft. 231 . consult the respective lens maker.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .49 m / 1. diameter x length: 75.82 ft.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.6 x 1.25 m / 0.4 x 101 mm / 3. magnification: 0.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .61 ft.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.4 in. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.1 x 5.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .8 in.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.

etc.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. LLC.. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.” * Notice displayed in English as required.g. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. in the United States and other countries. HDMI logo. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. 232 . HDMI. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.0 and Exif 2.21 (also called “Exif Print”).. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e.

• If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. keep at least 1 meter away. • During the recharging. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. When using flash to photograph an infant. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. and explosions. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. connecting cables. and clothing. do not exceed the recharging time.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera.Do not use any batteries. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. smoke. or emits smoke or fumes. It may cause an accident. • Keep the back-up battery away from children.40°C (32°F . Also. etc. death. keep the equipment away from the reach of children.Do not short-circuit. Be careful not to get burned in the process. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. . consult a physician immediately. . See a physician immediately.104°F). And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. and fire. changes color.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . This is to prevent fire or an explosion. and material damage. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. . or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. skin. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. It may impair the person’s vision. and accessories not specified in this booklet. deforms. accessories. It can cause blindness or skin problems. This is to prevent electrical shock.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. 233 . Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. excessive heat. remove it immediately. If a child swallows the battery. follow the safeguards below: . or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. or clothing. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. power sources. skin. heat generation. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. . • If excessive heat. chemical leakage. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. disassemble. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. This is to prevent an explosion or fire.

. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. • Do not use paint thinner. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. cut. . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. benzene. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. humid. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. Also do not twist or tie the cords. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. Doing so may cause injury. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. follow the safeguards below: . 234 . • Keep the camera from the reach of small children.Do not scratch. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.Always insert the power plug all the way in. check if it is allowed. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. . • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. If the surrounding is dusty. . or oily. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. Doing so may damage your vision. . Otherwise.When unplugging a power plug.

This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. in accordance with the Battery Directive. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. For more information about the recycling of this product. waste authority.. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.European Union (and EEA) only. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. (EEA: Norway.g.com/environment. e. please contact your local city office. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.canon-europe. Cd = Cadmium. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 .

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.....................................45.... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer...........156 640x480 .148 2nd-curtain sync............................... 123 SDHC/SDXC. 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ............ 76....... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ..... 35 .................................... 138 Black-and-white image ................ 64.........................................or 9-image index display..................................................................... 96 Color temperature ....................................................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) .................................................. 106 Clear settings ......... 160............ 3............ 216 Beeper.......................... 82 Bulb ...........96 AE lock...67 Aperture-priority AE ........160........ 169 Access lamp................... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)...........148 2-sec...37 Card..................................... 32.... 79...................... 167...........................97.......................................... 134 AEB...................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) .................................................76 Basic Zone modes ......131 1920x1080 ... self-timer ..........80 B B/W (Monochrome)............ 93 Built-in flash. 2..............131 Battery Grip ................................................................................................................... 112.......... 42 Problem....................80 Audio/video OUT........ 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...................................... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.............. 99 Color tone................ 208 Format..... 52 Color space .................................................. 55 Cable ........32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)............. 169 Camera Camera shake............ 224 SD speed class ....................... 143 Camera shake ..................160............................................................................................ 92 A A/V OUT... 70 Contrast..27.................... 31 Card reminder .................Index 1280x720 ............................67 AI Servo AF... 13...........85 Adobe RGB....... 36 Settings display......................... 138 Eye-Fi.... 31......89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)...................................................................... 144 Holding the camera.............................. 92 Continuous shooting.........71 4..131 1st-curtain sync......... 2 Center-weighted average metering .....................20 Battery → Power 237 ........................

........... 46 Full HD ......... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ...... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).........................86 Exposure compensation ..... 149 Effective range ................................... 132.................. 77 Digital terminal ..................... 192 Menu setting ............... 120 Out of focus ............... 33..............36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF....................................................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects . 206 Eye-Fi card ........... 42 Frame rate.190 List.. 66........ 148 Built-in flash ......... 202 Manual focusing.......................................................... ...................114 Faithful ....... 131................................... 202 Recompose.....29 DC coupler.........16.......................................23.................................. 48 Focus mode switch ............................98 238 .............................. 93 Firmware Ver. 214 Flash ..141 External Speedlite................................. 68 AF-assist beam.....20 Custom Functions............ 147 Red-eye reduction .....................176 Dioptric adjustment ..............76 FE lock.....................147.......................... 47................................. 160 D Date/Time ............ 64 Custom Functions............................................. 123................................................... 88 Focus confirmation light ..................171 Error codes .........70...................................... 147........................................ 117............................. 117...............55 Creative Zone modes .......... 64 2nd-curtain sync ...................................Index Copyright information............................................... 56 Flash-sync speed......................................................................... 72.......151 E Erase (image) .....191 File number ........................................ 194 Beeper ................... 69 Focusing AF mode . 64 External Speedlite............203 Depth-of-field preview......224 Evaluative metering .. 48 Format (card initialization)..................208 Eyepiece cover ...... 49. 131 Full High-Definition.................. 88 Flash off ............................................. 98 Flash exposure compensation.. 131 Full Auto ............. 65 Flash exposure compensation ................................. 206 FE lock.87 Extension ............................185 Drive mode ........................................................................................... 71 Dust Delete Data .................... 140 File size ..190 Clear all ..................199 Creative Auto ......... 46 Focus lock ....82 Dial................................................ 47.. 113 AF point selection ....................... 69..............

...........131............... 13 Auto off....... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .......................... 104 Live mode (AF)................................................... 20 Image-recording quality............. 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ........Index Function availability table........ 146 Brightness adjustment ...................................173 Highlight tone priority ........ 167 Highlight alert ..............................58........142......................................... 63 G Grid display ...........................................................................112....................................................... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction..................................... 51.................................171 Highlight alert..........................157 Magnified view..34 Landscape.....173 Highlight detail loss ............................ 155 Menu screen ......... 151 Image review time ..................................................................174 Household power ............... 159 Shooting information.....110....... 155 Protect ... 30 LCD monitor ............. 63 ISO expansion ............. 146 Shooting settings display ................................ 160.................... 72 Jump display ................203 J JPEG ...........................174 Index......................168 High-Definition ................... 139 Display switching .. 156 ISO speed ... 40 Screen color........ 173 View on TV .......... 113 239 . 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) .......................... 157 L I ICC profile ......160............................................... 72 Index display .....156 Jump display (Image browsing)........... 197 Image Zone .......................... 134 H HDMI............................. 18 Lens................. 44 Image playback...............................210 Image dust prevention.. 138 Image verification data .............................. 21............................................................158 Playback ..............................................165 Erase ..............62............. 33 ..........173 Histogram .... 75 Language selection ......160..........................................35 Attaching/Detaching . 58................ 167 Image area......170 Rotate .............................96 Image Auto playback ................................... 62 Auto............................................

................................. 120 Microphone ...................................................... 132 Frame rate ..22 NTSC ..................................................... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ........................................... 134 Still photo shooting...107 Focusing..... 132 Shooting........................................ 66 P P (Program AE).......76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ......................... 43 M M (Manual exposure).................................. 160....... 74...............120.................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format............ 120 Maximum burst ................................. 214 240 .... 162 Recording size ....42...................................................... 84................................................................83 Magnified view ...... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) .20 Monochrome................................................... 131....... 131 Playback ........................69. 16 ....... 131..69......... 60 PAL..................................................Index Live View shooting... 66 One-Shot AF ..... 167 My Menu ..... 54 Night scene ......................... 198 N Neutral................ 123 Sound recording ................. 131 Manual exposure shooting............ 134 MF (Manual focusing) ....218 Manual exposure ........134 Mirror lockup ......................................... 70......................106..............................................40 Metering mode...86 Metering timer.. 193 Long exposure ..................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ............................. 127 Movie crop ....... 127 Manual focusing.......212 My Menu.......................112 Possible shots ..................... 195 Mode Dial......................................................198 Setting operation ... 158 Malfunction ........................... 129 View on TV ................... 76 Night Portrait ........... 164 Enjoying .......................112.....113 Grid display ....................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ................................................................... 193 Nomenclature............................................................ 160 File size.................83. 131 Recording time.................................

.................... 75 Possible shots.28.................................. 72 ........................................... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ...................175 Picture Style Adjustment... 71 Sensor cleaning....... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ....94 Pixels .............28 Household power.....................................................91 Selection.........................Index Paper settings (printing)...........86 Peripheral illumination correction .........179 Print Order (DPOF). 93 Sharpness ...................................170 R RAW ........................... 204 Revert to default settings................ 110........176 Page layout... 153 Sepia (Monochrome).................. 72 .........38 Quick Control screen ................183 Program AE .............................38 Quick mode (AF)...................50..............185 Printing effects ..... 109 Power Auto power off ...................... 182 Tilt correction ....................... 142...........................61 Protect (image erase-protection)......................183 Trimming...... 92 Shooting information display .... 71.179 Paper settings.................................................................................60 Program shift . 139 Battery check. 57. 65 Release shutter without card.............. 133...203 Possible shots ........................................ 31 Remote control shooting..........................................75 User defined ................72 Playback .... 155 Portrait ..........................................................27 Printing........................................ 27.74 Recharge...................................................58............24 Switch .... 159 S Safety warnings...... 144 Rotate (image). 233 Saturation ...104 PictBridge...........................74 RAW+JPEG......................... 150................................... 54.......28..................................................... 126..................27..............180...............178 Partial metering............118 241 .... 24 Red-eye reduction .......................................................................................... 109 Recharge .........................................

........................................... 99 Personal.................55 1 (Full Auto)..................... 99 Bracketing...................................75 Stopped-down aperture ....................................................................................................93 Trimming (printing)..............52 5 (Sports)..........54 k (Movie shooting)......................60 C (Creative Auto) ... 19 Dioptric adjustment ..78 Slide show ............................ 169........................82 Strap ...... 167 Viewfinder ........................50 3 (Landscape) .......................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance .................. 160......................... 101 Custom ................... 100 T Tone priority .................23 System map.................................... 214 View on TV.78 P (Program AE) .....................................................................................................96 Standard .......20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..51 4 (Close-up) ...........................86 sRGB .......165 Sound recording ................49 2 (Portrait) ......80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)....................53 Spot metering........194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ...................................................162 Sports.......................................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ......134 Speaker............46 7 (Flash Off) .................................. 78 V Video system....................................... 102 Correction ............................................ 36 Volume (Movie playback) .............123 Shooting settings display ....................................................37 Shutter-priority AE ..........................................85 M (Manual exposure) ..............83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ..............................18 Shutter button .............................183 242 .................................................................Index Shooting mode.........53 6 (Night Portrait) ......

...256 Installing the Software ................p....250 p..........Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations .....................247 p....250 p......257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ....A Live View Shooting.........................S AF Point ..............Nomenclature ......259 243 .246 p...........Basic Zone Modes ....251 p..252 p......................254 p.....................................................s: Shutter-priority AE ............d: Program AE ....Using the Built-in Flash...Creative Zone Modes ..............249 p...Q Quick Control Screen ..251 p.....Z: ISO Speed ..............Image Playback .....244 p..Custom Functions ..........254 p......253 p.....k Shooting Movies ....Picture Style ..........255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ..........252 p.f: Aperture-priority AE...................249 p.............E: AF Mode..p.....p......245 p....250 p..........246 p..p.250 p...................i Drive Mode .Image-recording Quality ...

Press <0> to display the setting. 3. After setting the item.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. 2. Press the <U> key to select the tab. 4. press <0>. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 .

Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. then turn the <6> dial to set it. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. The Quick Control screen will appear. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). 245 . press the <Q> button.

see the camera’s instruction manual. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. 246 . Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful).Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Black-and-white images. Press the <U> key to select the quality.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). Turn the <6> dial to set the function.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. and the camera does the rest.) Press the <Q> button. You just press the shutter button. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. 249 . then shoot. then press the <S> key to select the function. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.

250 . s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. then focus the subject. then focus the subject. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. If the shutter speed display blinks. The aperture will be set automatically. If the aperture display blinks.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. The shutter speed will be set automatically. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking.

then press <0>. Press the <S> key to select the AF point.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. While looking at the viewfinder. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. 251 . Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <ZE> button.

When you press the shutter button halfway. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. When “AUTO” is selected. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. the ISO speed is set automatically. then press <0>.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. 252 . the ISO speed setting will be displayed. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button.

200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. To change the Live View settings. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 180 shots 253 .Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image.

Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. press the shutter button. press <A> again. To shoot still photos. To stop movie shooting. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 .

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. 256 . You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. edit and print JPEG images on your computer.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed.

refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). B When installation ends.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 4 Click [Restart]. The software will not be installed correctly. uninstall the software. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. If not necessary. To download images from the cameras. remove the CD. 5 Once your computer has restarted. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. 257 . the window for Step 4 appears.

6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 4 Click [Finish]. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. the window for Step 4 appears. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 5 Remove the CD. uninstall the software. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. On your computer’s desktop.4 . To download images from the cameras. 258 . If not necessary. When installation ends.10.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer].

To save the PDF manual to your computer. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. 2 Open the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 3 Double-click the START. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Double-click on the CD icon. Then select your language.pdf files. Double-click the START. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Then select your language. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 259 . use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 2 Open the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh.pdf files.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.

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